Human Resources Job Ads up 33 Percent in August

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More than 6,800 new job ads were placed for Human Resource jobs during August, an increase of 33% from 2010, according to WANTED Analytics™.

In August, more than 6,800 new jobs were advertised online for Human Resources positions, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand for HR professionals has seen a steady increase this year, now up 28% versus the beginning of 2011 and up 33% versus August 2010. Approximately 3,500 job ads were placed by direct employers, representing 52% of the total hiring demand.

The metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand for Human Resources professionals during this period were New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Employers and staffing firms in New York placed more than 530 new online job ads for this field, the most of any city.

The five most common HR job titles that have been advertised online are Recruiter, Human Resources Assistant, Payroll Specialist, Human Resources Specialist and Payroll Clerk. Personnel Recruiters were the most demanded HR function during August, with demand up 58% versus the same period in 2010.

Despite overall flat employment in the U.S., demand for HR skills has steadily increased since 2009 and recruiting conditions will be moderately difficult across the US. According to the Hiring Scale™, the nationwide talent pool consists of approximately 9 potential candidates in the workforce for each recruiting related job ad and 10 potential candidates for each training and development job. However, each location will experience varying degrees of difficulty. For example, the talent pool in Washington, DC is smaller than average, with about 7 potential candidates per recruiting job and 6 candidates per training specialist opening.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™
WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation
WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board’s Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series™, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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